On the Psych Couch with NBC’s ‘Marry Me’


Well doctor, I don’t know. Our second date failed to “Move Me,” and I contemplated walking away after such a promising start. But then came Halloween and the 2Pac Hologram joke. Suddenly, I felt rejuvenated and found myself smiling at Gil’s (John Gemberling) “Long Story Short” monologue rather than shaking my fist at a Vizio SmartTV. Is that progress?

What I’m trying to say is that Marry Me’s Halloween gift, “Scare Me,” touched on all of our old jokes by blurring a boob and even surprised with a “slut party” wisecrack. And this was all before we opened up the proverbial doors for the rest of the date. I tell ya, doc, the good times kept coming. As much as the cutesy new couple dialogue often inspires thoughts of plucking out my own eyeballs, I understand that Marry Me is giving its all. A bleep here and a bleep there. I recognize these efforts and the offering of more Dennah (Sarah Wright Olsen) as we move forward together. Did I say that right?


Like I said, I’m feeling good after Halloween. I wholeheartedly admire that Marry Me can poke fun at adults who use “hella” and “rage” in the same sentence. That takes guts, doc, especially if you live in California.

I understand that you can’t always get what you want, but a wise man once said that if you try sometimes, you may find it on a different network. No, of course that’s not a threat. Marry Me, I commit to you — at least for another few episodes. What? Just let me talk, doc. Let me play this out (ahem). Marry Me…I kindly request more flapper-style comedy from Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino), and less cutesy dialogue aka shortening of words. I don’t think I can handle that. I’m not sure America can either. Remember, we’re in the Trust Tree.

In the end, doc, Marry Me offered up Cosby-eque life lessons and proved that Ken and Annie are slowly progressing as characters, while recovering from their Superman and Maternal dilemmas, respectively. Just one more thing, however. If there’s another episode without Tim Meadows, doc, just one more —  well…I’ll cross that bridge when and if we get there.

Marry Me airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC

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